All of us know that pushing a certain narrative in an election year is the order of business here but the people who made it botched it horribly. Especially when it comes to information available in the public domain, tricking people is that much harder.
These movies suffer from the same issues Mahanati went through but to a higher degree because of the stature of NTR and fine toothed comb with which his life has been looked through.
So, where were we? NTR (Nandamuri Balakrishna) had just established the Telugu Desam Party, stopped acting in films, and was ready to take on a real-life foe more formidable than all his cinematic foes combined, Indira Gandhi. There are three terms as the Chief Minister of an undivided Andhra Pradesh, multiple political coups and a gripping family drama to cover in just over two hours. This should make for a great portrait of a conflicted yet compelling man.
One opening credits montage later:
Why is a film titled NTR - Mahanayakudu turning into a romance?